Rydges Sydney Harbour

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Outdoor pool
Executive King Room | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Two Double Beds Room | In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Rydges Sydney Harbour

VIP Access

Rydges Sydney Harbour

4.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Top rated for staff & service (4.5/5)

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
Map
55 George Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCircular Quay1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSydney Harbour Bridge7 min walk
  • Popular LocationSydney Opera House14 min walk
  • AirportSydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.)26 min drive

VIP Access

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  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

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About this area

Sydney

Rydges Sydney Harbour is located in Sydney Central Business District, a neighborhood in Sydney, and is near the airport and near a metro station. Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Sydney are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium and Australian Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Sydney Cricket Ground, or consider a night out at Hordern Pavilion. Take an opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like ecotours and other activities like segway rentals/tours. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Circular Quay - 1 min walk
  • Overseas Passenger Terminal - 2 min walk
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge - 7 min walk
  • Sydney Opera House - 14 min walk
  • Martin Place - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 7 min walk
  • Wynyard Station - 12 min walk
  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 26 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Rocks Cafe - 2 min walk
  • Mercantile Hotel - 2 min walk
  • Munich Brauhaus - 2 min walk
  • Phillips foote BBQ - 3 min walk
  • William Blue Dining - 3 min walk

About this property

Rydges Sydney Harbour

4-star hotel in the heart of Sydney Central Business District
Located close to Circular Quay, Rydges Sydney Harbour provides a grocery/convenience store, a rooftop terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The onsite restaurant, Playfair Terrace, features local and international cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a fireplace in the lobby and a bar.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and smoke-free premises
  • A gift shop, a 24-hour front desk, and a front desk safe
  • Express check-out, an elevator, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak well of the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Rydges Sydney Harbour offer perks such as pillow menus and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with eco-friendly toiletries and shower/tub combinations
  • LCD TVs with premium channels
  • LED light bulbs, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Secured valet parking on site (AUD 55 per day)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: AUD 32.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Playfair Terrace
  • The Lobby Bar

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Outdoors

  • Rooftop terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Iron/ironing board
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

97% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 32.00 per person (approximately)
  • Secured valet parking fee: AUD 55 per day
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Parking height restrictions apply
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Holiday Inn Old Sydney
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Hotel Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks
Holiday Inn Rocks
Holiday Inn Rocks Old Sydney
Holiday Inn Rocks Sydney
Holiday Inn Sydney Rocks
Old Holiday Inn Sydney
Sydney Holiday Inn Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney Rocks Hotel
Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel
Rydges Sydney Harbour The Rocks
Holiday Inn Old Sydney the Rocks
Rydges Sydney Harbour Hotel The Rocks

Frequently asked questions

Does Rydges Sydney Harbour have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

As of Sep 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rydges Sydney Harbour on Oct 3, 2022 start from $183.37, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Rydges Sydney Harbour pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

Valet parking is available for AUD 55 per day. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Rydges Sydney Harbour?

Check-out is at 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Where is Rydges Sydney Harbour located?

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this hotel is steps from The Rocks Markets and Circular Quay. Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are also within 2 mi (3 km). Sydney Circular Quay Station is 7 minutes by foot and Wynyard Station is 12 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Rydges Sydney Harbour and receive a full refund?

Yes, Rydges Sydney Harbour offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Rydges Sydney Harbour cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 528 out of 1005 reviews
5 - Excellent 53%
Rating 4 - Good. 329 out of 1005 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 94 out of 1005 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 40 out of 1005 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 14 out of 1005 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

3.9/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Wynand
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Joanne
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone we had contact with was very nice and helpful. The facility was clean and well maintained. The room was quiet and cozy. It is within walking distance of everything you would want to see around the harbour. Roof/pool views were excellent for pictures of the harbour and surrounding city.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Tania
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Be aware that if you arrive during a weekend and intend to drive to this property all roads around the hotel are blocked off for markets and restaurants. I spent an extremely distressing hour trying to find a way through. I rang the hotel twice for help. Once with no one picking up and the second time given incorrect instructions to go the wrong way up blocked George Street. My daughter with ASD was with me and became very distressed. I had to park up and settle her before we could try again. Finally a traffic cop helped me with the one and only correct route back around and going under the bridge at the waters edge. A total nightmare that could be easily avoided by the hotel sending guests arriving at weekends a map with the one route available for cars.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

RONALD V
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
An older style building in a great position in the Rocks district.
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

John
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Comfy bed, great location in the Rocks, breakfast buffet worthwhile (good value if prebook). Rooms small and looking tired. Only 2 lifts, 1 of which was out of order.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Kerri, Verona
Traveled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Cannot get to hotel, no room service, not bag service. Has gone down hill badly. Will never stay here again after 10 years of staying here.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sharon
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay- great views and location and very comfortable!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kelly
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent location!
Stayed 12 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Lillian, Los Angeles
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location, great views, and a very nice facility!
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Sharon
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved the view and location.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022